4:00-7:00pm Gingerbread Open House

Come join the fun! Trinity will have an Open House event to celebrate the first Sunday in Advent in preparation for the Christmas season. To make it extra special, each individual or family that comes will be given all the makings for their own “gingerbread house” to create and take home. There is no cost and families are encouraged to attend. Snacks and hot chocolate will be served.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call the Church Office to RSVP today or use our handy Contact Form to notify the church of how many in your party.

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Our History

A brief history: Trinity UMC was founded in 1895 as a missional charge, 19 years after the city of DeLand was established. In 1898, the church moved into its first home on East Rich Avenue. The church name was changed in 1905 to Grace Methodist Church. During the early 1920’s the name reverted back to the original name. The building was sold in 1926 and the First Methodist Episcopal Church South moved into the building it occupies today. In 1968, the name was changed for the fifth time to Trinity United Methodist Church at the onset of the new United Methodist denomination.

For more in-depth information on our history or to take a tour of our Santuary, call the Church Office at (386) 734-4425 to schedule a guided tour with one of our History Committee members!

In 2009, Trinity UMC purchased ten acres of land on the west side of Plymouth Avenue and held a service of blessing on the new property in December of that year. In 2016, Trinity began a $1.3 million capital campaign for the new building and, in September 2017, the membership voted at a special church conference to approve the footprint and financial plan for new church building. By January 2018, Trinity had already accumulated over $840,000 toward the new building.

The reasoning behind our decision to move and build a new facility: There are many reasons why Trinity has determined that its facility no longer meets the needs of our church. We have a large building located just off the downtown area of DeLand (1926) and First UMC DeLand is located four blocks away from our present location. We have no room to expand, since the Volusia County School Board occupies all of the remaining parcels in our block. Although ours is considered a beautiful, somewhat historic building, old churches require more expensive and extensive upgrades than new structures in order to keep up with today’s modern features and technologies.

We have made the decision to be better stewards of our resouces and put our monies to better use, expanding programs, such as missions and outreach into the community and our world, Christian education of children, youth and young adults, Discipleship-making and witness programs. We have excellent and passionate lay leadership involvement at Trinity and are always looking for ways to better equip and train laity and we have a nice balance of age groups from infant to senior adult

The good news is that we have already raised over $1 million dollars of the $1.300,00 goal over a three-year period. With the sound advice of our building committee led by Alex Ford and our building architect, Dana Smith, under the leadership of our District Superintendent, Bob Bushong, we approved the building footprint and financial plan in September 2017. We are now in the process of securing permits and finalizing the design of the building. We hope to break ground late summer-early fall of 2019. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Citrus Grove Elementary Family Fun Run

Groovin’ At The Groove 5K & Fun Run
February 24, 2018

Citrus Grove Elementary, Trinity’s Church-School Partner, is proud to host its 6th annual Groovin’ at the Grove 5K and Family Fun Run! We are looking forward to running, walking and strolling with our school family and community members. A 5K foot race and a 1-Mile family fun run/walk will start from our beautiful school and wind through the community of Heritage Place.

Citrus Grove Elementary; 729 Hazen Road, DeLand, FL 32720

5K ENTRY & REGISTRATION (per person)
Through February 1st: $20.00 (Students 12 & under $15)
February 2nd – February 20th: $25.00 (Students 12 & under $20)
AFTER February 20th: $35.00 (Students 12 & under $20)

Family Fun Run/Walk (2 to 6 people) 1-Mile
Before February 1: $20.00
February 16 – February 20: $25.00
AFTER FEBRUARY 20th: $30.00

Citrus Grove Elementary on Friday 2/23 from 2pm-5pm
Please allow school attendees to pick up at 2pm and allow school traffic to leave the area. Best traffic time is after 3pm.

*packet pick-up will be available on race day

7:00 am – Registration Opens – Packet Pick-up Opens
8:00 am – 5K Run/Walk
9:00 am – 5K Awards
9:10 am – 1 Mile Fun Run

Each Registered 5K Runner will receive a race shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed for registrations received after February 14, 2018. Family Teams and Individual 1-Mile events DO NOT receive a Shirt with registration but may purchase one (1) for an additional $10.00 per shirt.

The 5K Foot Race will be professionally managed and timed and awarded for Overall Female & Male and Overall Master Female & Male. Also awarded are the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in the following age groups:
9 & under, 10-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

The 1 mile Fun Run/Walk will start immediately following the 5K at
9:00 a.m. Race “Dog Tags” are awarded to all children ages 16 and under.

PAPER REGISTRATION Citrus Grove Elementary School
729 Hazen Road
Deland, FL 32720


When and where does the race take place?
Citrus Grove Elementary; 729 Hazen Road, DeLand, FL 32720 – February 24, 2018 at 8 a.m.

How long is the course?
There is a 5K course, which is 3.1 miles and there is a 1 mile course

How will I be timed?
There will be a clock and chip timing at the finish line to view your time.

Who gets a shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment process are guaranteed a free race shirt. Several additional shirts will be printed for the race. Those participants who have pre-registered by February 14, 2018 are first to receive their shirt and preferred size.

Can I participate in the event with my dog?
Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.

I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned?
We appreciate your race registration. As the race brochure states, we are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.

Will the race be held if it’s raining?
The race is a “rain or shine” event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.

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